Now in its eleventh edition, ‘The Pink Book: Legislation for tourist accommodation and attractions’ provides guidance for running an accommodation business and an attraction - from food hygiene and health and safety to business management and tax.
Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP said:
"The owners and operators of accommodation and hospitality businesses have worked tirelessly over the past year and will play a central role as our local communities and economy build back better from the challenges of the pandemic.
"The Pink Book is an important resource to help our accommodation providers maintain their superb service for visitors, helping us to make a holiday in England a truly memorable experience."
VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said:
“The Pink Book is an important tool for tourism businesses providing a repository of easy to use, up-to-date guidance on legislation. It is vital in supporting the industry to maintain its high standards and it will also assist businesses in meeting their regulatory obligations as they move towards recovery.”
The latest edition includes new information for visitor attractions on Gift Aid, setting up a charity and how to safely provide work equipment and machinery. The new points-based migration system is also outlined to explain the requirements when employing someone from outside the UK.
The Pink Book is the only guide to legislation specifically aimed at all accommodation providers and attractions in England and the eleventh edition is sponsored by the Professional Association of Self-Caterers (PASC UK).
Notes to editors:
- The Pink Book is priced at £9.99 plus postage and can be ordered online at www.visitengland.org/pinkbookonline
- The Pink Book is also available digitally as The Pink Book Online www.visitengland.org/pinkbookonline
- Independent participants in VisitEngland’s accommodation and attractions quality assessment schemes will receive a complimentary copy at the time of their next visit.